Nabil Al-Najjar is the John L. and Helen Kellog Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences and Chair of the MEDS department. His research focuses on game theory and decision making under ambiguity. More recently, he studied collective decisions in environments with fundamental or scientific uncertainty (such as uncertainties about climate change, medical treatments, and national security). He designed and taught programs for the leadership of the FBI, and medical organizations such as the American Orthopedic Association and the Radiology Leadership Institute. The central issue in these programs is developing processes for risk management in non-market settings. His other interests include competitive strategy, commodity industries, and risk analysis.
Al-Najjar received his B.A. in Economics from Al-Mustansiriah University in 1979, his M.A. in Economics from the University of Ottawa in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of the Minnesota in 1989.